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Take a look at the results of our previous polls.


Would you find a “volunteer to become an editorial board member” button on our Editor pages useful?

Choices Available:

  Yes: 164
  No: 45

Total votes cast: 209

Poll dates: 17/09/2015 to 19/11/2015


Please choose the area in which you feel increased training / support would most benefit your journal

Choices Available:

  Reviewer training : 45
  Manuscript language quality: 34
  Structure of a research paper: 26
  Publishing ethics for researchers: 10

Total votes cast: 115

Poll dates: 14/05/2015 to 16/09/2015


As an author, what is the most important factor when choosing where to submit your paper?

Choices Available:

  The journal’s reputation: 136
  The journal’s Impact Factor: 125
  The journal’s publication speed: 69
  The editors of the journal: 32

Total votes cast: 362

Poll dates: 17/03/2015 to 13/05/2015


Would you review for a journal that made the names of its reviewers public?

Choices Available:

  Yes: 242
  No: 102

Total votes cast: 344

Poll dates: 13/11/2014 to 16/03/2015

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In the future, will authors have only a few mega journals to choose from when submitting their manuscripts?

Choices Available:

  No, there will still be room for niche journals: 89
  Yes, I think we are heading down that road: 20

Total votes cast: 109

Poll dates: 16/09/2014 to 12/11/2014


If experiments don’t produce positive results they are often not published, yet they can help to progress research. Should we publish them?

Choices Available:

 Yes: 349
  No: 23

Total votes cast: 372

Poll dates: 15/05/2014 to 16/09/2014


If we begin to publish articles as they become available how would you like us to communicate with you?

Choices Available:

 Send me an email each time a new item is published: 54
 Send me the usual quarterly email round-up: 29

Total votes cast: 83

Poll dates: 04/03/2014 to 14/05/2014


Is the pressure of grants to publish driving the rise in unethical practices from authors?

Choices Available:

Yes: 240 
 No: 73

Total votes cast: 315


Poll dates: 04/11/2013 to 03/03/2014


Are research misconduct cases on the rise or are journals just getting better at uncovering them?

Choices Available:

Yes, they are generally on the rise: 75
No, thanks to software and experience we just spot more of them: 66

Total votes cast: 141

Poll dates: 19/09/2013 to 04/11/2013

Do you find that authors who have recently published in your journal are more likely to agree to review?

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Discover our archive of webinars and training webcasts. Upcoming webinars, which are free to attend, are listed below:

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